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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. detroit is bankrupt. >>> a judge made it official today. current bills will be paid but pensions are due to be cut. a new look at the death of yasser arafat. experts say the palestinian leader was not poisoned. and the moment that divers found a shipwreck survivor right after the tugboat sank. it is, indeed, a momentous day. that is how a federal judge ended the hearing announcing that detroit is available t bece a bankrupt city. it is $18 billion in debt but not without potentially hurting pensioners. we're in detroit, diane, the big question now is moving forward how long does this whole process take? >> we're likely to see a reorganization plan in a month or so. but it is likely to be met with opposition from current municipal employees. >> reporter: the judge gave detroit state appointed emergency manager to file bankruptcy. outside the courts were protesters. >> services, pensions will be on the chopping block, our art institutes the water. >> it may be the only way to b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
tribute to this giant. >>> coming up new york city mayor elect picks a new york police commissioner. bill braton. why did a man who campain against stop and frisk appoint a man who was a proponent. >>> antonio wha what is it likeo live on minimum wage in the most expensive city in the u.s.? i talked to some fast food employees in new york city. we'll tell you more coming up. >>> what do you think, tell us on "consider this" and google and facebook pages. >>> the man referred to by many as americas' top cop is on his way back to the nypd a after almost 120 years. 20 years. bill braton helped change a city crippled by violence. how does the father of modern aggressive policing get a job from a mayor who campain against stop and frisk. joining us is lou columbo, he runs a protection agency and a long time friend of incoming nypd commissioner bill braton. good to have you here. he was the police commissioner for the first decade of this centrery and he greatly expanded it's use. it's the most basic fundmental tool of america policing we cannot function without it. why would a mayor who is aga
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
it? i don't buy it. it is a sad day for the city of detroit, and it's a day that we are seeing democracy in america completely undercut. earlier today, a federal judge ruled that detroit is officially eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. it's the -- it's the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the united states. here's the engineer, right here. governor schneider. it is a major blow to public employees. it is a major blow to union workers. but it's also a signal to the rest of the country that, you know what, if you don't get your fiscal house in order, this is what's going to happen, because this is now the template. don't think that other governors aren't thinking this way. especially on the conservative side. you see, pension means you've paid into something, and benefits are going to be slashed by the city. assets are going to be sold off and privatized. oh, yes. privatization. that's, of course, what the republicans want to do with everything. in fact, public workers aren't worth a damn. in fact, if we can't make a dollar in america, we're not in good. what do you
Dec 2, 2013 9:30pm PST
shall have up to 10 minutes to present their case, city departments will have up to 20 minutes to present their analysis, members of the public supporting the application shall have two minutes and the appellants should have 3 minutes of rebuttal, unless there are any initial comments why don't we hear from the appellants. so, the parties to this appeal, if you are here, please step up and, sir, you have up to 10 minutes. if you could please identify which apartment you're appealing. >> apartment number 5, 124-5th avenue, apartment number 5, and i didn't come up with a nexus report because it would probably have cost me more money. my whole thing is the hardship. i've been living up in [inaudible] for the last three years, i've been going to school and i have not had a job for the last three years since i've been in school. since i've been out of school, i have not found a job yet. in order to pay for this, i pretty much had to liquidate by 401k plan, i couldn't borrow any money from a bank because i haven't had a job for the last three years so i had to liquidate by 401 plan,
Dec 4, 2013 1:30am PST
for the city. and the it is committed to 18 months ago, we accepted it has to be a design worthy of a site in san francisco and number one to has to be 100 percent privately finance and no general fund money and no new tax dollars that will be allocated to make your project happen. and i guess, you know, number three, you have to embrace, the process, that is san francisco. what you saw today we are proud of and because the engineers and doing difficult things, the last time that we presented it was the smallest arena in the nba, it took an incredible amount of work to make that smaller to craoe act to the info that we had. >> and it turned into something, that becomes a place for everyone in the bay area, to enjoy, and now, i understand that we understand the impact, on the neighborhoods. and but it is not the water front is not only for the neighborhoods to enjoy, we have to be responsible, and i think that we are being responsible in terms of pursuing a transportation plan with the city, that addresses very legitimate concerns and we are at the top of the list of those who have those co
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
the folks that need it the most can finally feel safe in the city and also feel like they can ride bicycles safely so thank you very much. >> thank you. >> good morning supervisors. i am leava shay and represent the san francisco bicycle coalition and thank you for taking time on the agenda for this item and thank you to supervisor mar and the budget analyst office. thank you for all your work. this is a long over looked issue and i want to say thank you for bringing it to light today. i think the report and discussion happening here at the mta, at the ta and other agencies has basically unearthed some realities that biking is far under funded in this city. the investment in bike is a cost effective way to move more people in our city. that investing in bicycling helps those than just biking and we know if we open more space on transit and parking lots for those that need to drive and everyone benefits. i really want to emphasize that. we know when we build it they come and more people choose to bike so there is a direct cause and effect. i will stop -- one more. the biking helps th
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am PST
there for the most part at 7:00 in the morning, a lot of the parking regulation that is we have in the city have been in place for a long time and had not been i think systematically evaluated when i was at dpw, i felt the same with the street sweeping frequency, as supervisor kim's request, that's something we're looking at with respect to the tenderloin and with respect to the parking controls as i mentioned, we systematically or routinely respond to requests to re-evaluate yellow zone hours or whether something should be a yellow zone, it's a continuous process that we're doing but we're particularly looking at the tenderloin start times right. >> so, that process you're talking about, you'll evaluate your policy, your staff will go through some kind of internal analysis but make recommendations to the mta commission and then the commission will adopt it? >> that's correct, for things that require mta board approval. i believe change in meter hours would -- so, that would be something that we would review, we'll discuss that with the supervisor in the community and should we have an agreeable situ
Dec 6, 2013 8:30am PST
>> and the city college, project and bike and pedestrian projects are moving forward. and are moving forward with the colleagues around the city, and to make the good uses of the money and bond money and impact revenue as well. the resurfacing of columbus avenue and there we are looking at the possibility of also adding some prop k funds to augment those bond, street bond funds so that we can create a more complete project. and also pleased to report on some prop k efficiency and customer service improvements that we are implementing again, led by the co-deputies for policy and programming this is in response to the board's guidance and to help make the funding process more effective and efficient. and we are working with the sponsor to simplify the invoicing requirements and developing the user friendly allocation and we have conducted with the technical working group to get the feedback on what more they believe will be useful and i expect to have a clearer schedule for the more complex updates on the computer systems called the enterprise resource, project. and in the spring of next year.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
. workers in 100 cities nationwide say they will walk off the job, demanding higher pay. [ chants ] >> the strike is the latest move in a campaign starting months ago. in fact, this was the scene at one protest in august. fast food workers want the wages raised to $15 per hour. the median in the industry is more than $9. about $18,500 a year. anti-government protesters in ukraine are getting support from three former presidents. in a statement they expressed sol darity. it included former president victor uushanko. weeks of protests show no signs of letting up in kiev. there is a lot at stake. >> the crowds on the streets of key eve hope to change their country's future. ukraine, the name translated into english as on the boarder is that. divided between a pro-russian east and a europe een leading west. the sheer number of people coming out in the ukraine resulting in some of the largest pro-e.u. rallies, but also violence on europe. >> speaking in brussels during a nato summit. secretary of state john kerry called on the government to take heed. >> we urged the ukrainian governme
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
to ride with the motorcycle policeman who were out there across from city hall so what we're working on and the mta is working on design and safety standards for when these racks are placed on the sidewalk and just some common building blocks of how you would treat them when when you put them in the pedestrian realm. so we have hopefully the final draft delivered to us this week. we'd like any other ideas and comments that you might want to bring to the committee, projects you would like to see or hear about or updates that you might want to have whether it's central subway or housing projects there's a lot of wonderful things going on all throughout the city with new design and construction sponsored by the city our next meeting friday the 13th 2013 at 130 to 330 p.m. held on market street first floor of the mayor's disability office we will give you a heads up we will have construction on the ground floor and the building will be scaffolded and part of our space will be torn off and tunnels through the corridor and the trinity project will be under construction so we want you t
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
this is a long standing issue of overnight vehicles parking in the city and we also previously stated the impact that were caused by them throughout the city in our original policy and proposal report. we have a number of tools to manage parking in the city and we use them judiciously and appropriatelly but none of these tools was adequate in effectively addressing the over sized vehicle parking in the neighborhoods. the board of supervisors sometime asked us to take a look at the issues to see if there is any new options that we haven't considered to bring forward for consideration. based on the surveys we have done and also analysis with the conversations with the various stake holders, we came back with a simple parking restriction tool. that is to prohibit the parking of over sized vehicles longer than 22 feet or taller than 7 feet from parking between midnight and 6:00 a.m.. this includes trailers and other extensions of vehicles that you see out in the street. the board of supervisors adopted this tool as section 7.2.54 of the transportation code last fall. the board of directors of the mt
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
in the good neighbor policy is a higher standard than the sound test. we checked with the city attorney that we could, in fact, issue those from our office await having a d b set in there. the standard in the good neighbor policy says if we can hear it outside it's a violation. we feel safe issuing those permits with those conditions along with others and the value of that sound test is for the venue, in fact, more than anything else. but in lou of that or until we have the staff to do those tests w50e8 we'd appreciate the fact to issue those permits in the good neighbor policy >> so would you need a motion today. >> i think we would need a clarifying motion to do that since it's not norm our policy to do so just for the temp in which we know have to do this for lack of a sound inspector. >> those are temporary permits. >> no. >> how - i'm a sound text - house the sound tech search going. >> it has nothing to do with that it is set by human resources for 1742 correct. >> as much as i would have liked to have someone on new years eve i'm crossing my figures for the end of january.
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
city. we have a list of tremendous supports across the room i'll briefly read off all of you. the american industrial center that has the highest number of manufacturers on the city we're thrived to have them. bold build patch stuffy and basis are first branch bank the family foundation good and strong maureen successors e.r. associates and anyway's adams and pacific waterfront partners and urban green development corporation and larry. so thanks to all of our sponsors. i want to recognize today, we have a number of elected officials in the room. we'll be hearing from mayor ed lee and board pointing chu and supervisor wiener sends his regrets but he tended to be here >> rituals from the office of nancy pelosi. without further ado i'd like to welcome up to the podium mayor ed lee (clapping.) happy halloween everybody. i don't want you to mistaken me for jeff curry. we're very enthusiastic about this. much of my staff are under the mistaken belief we're going to serve beer this morning. i want to congratulate everyone it's wonderful to see so many people that are part of our m
Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
-class city and this our way to success. we're going to make sure that san francisco is a home for >> here we are at the embarcadero. we are standing at one of locations for the street artists. can you tell me about this particular location, the program? >> this location is very significant. this was the very first and only location granted by the board of supervisors for the street artist when the program began in 1972. how does a person become a street artist? there are two major tenants. you must make the work yourself and you must sell the work yourself. a street artist, the license, then submitting the work to a committee of artists. this committee actually watches them make the work in front of them so that we can verify that it is all their own work. >> what happened during the holiday to make this an exciting location? >> this would be a magic time of year. you would probably see this place is jammed with street artists. as the no, there is a lottery held at 6 in the morning. that is how sought after the spaces are. you might get as many as 150 street artists to show up for 50 spaces.
Dec 8, 2013 8:30am PST
first clients has been crucial to the success of this program. she encompass around city hall waving her $4 bill and letting everyone or everyone know the benefits. over the past years her effort has helped us install over 1 point and 64 solar pages it's $3.3 million in energy savings that 26 thousands of hours of job training and over 10 thousand emissions prevented in the environment. we provided the largest solar providing 13 homeowners where over 3 kilowatts in one day. i'd receive called if homeowners saying they've got a 24 hour notice their bill is do you in one day they're making decisions to pay the bills or eat. this is helping the east side they no longer have to worry about co-op their their lights on. a grandmother received the solar panel and she went to school and kathy her class on this magical system that went on her grandmothers roof. it sits outside and the convert tells him how much their saving. her solar system sleeps in the evening she said and wamdz in the morning. solar panels are roll out of reach for 26 thousand i don't have that money. necessary e my parents w
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
i'll second it >> all right. motion been made and continue 11 to 16 city attorney are we in order all in favor, say i. >> all right. folks we're on 17 this is new business this will be the last item of the night. this is a quick up to this point to go through commissioners or directors talk about the tack a ways. who wants to start. >> well, a couple of rammed items the director's report there was a mention there the america's cup all the steps the people plan and the transportation plan how well, it worked. we've been talking about things in the future to deal with the super bowl and i want to make sure we have a postmortem to benefit future projects. also i heard discussion from the resident here l about problems they face. i think that commissioner king talked about things we can do i'd like to stretch this to see if we can't get accountability from other develops to address needs we've heard about today. future agenda items >> i think this is a great. i remember when we proposed it we want to do a road show i think this is very successful. i think that there are a number of
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
of how we came to this moment in the history of our city. it was back in 2005 that i statewide collaborative called the round table of parks and tourism came and collaborated in the bill of rights. in the past 8 years there's been more than 25 other states and a cities to create they were version. also what happens happened in the is last 8 years we hit a big landmark in our history back in 2007 when most human beings live in cities that do you want. it was last month that the city of ontario created their own charter and we've come up with a outdoor brtd that's most relevant. what can kids growing up in this place we call san francisco experience. so the forum that san francisco i didn't mentioned came together 2 years ago it represent a collaborative of pediatricians and form and inare formal educators and other parks people. we are addressing several questions. what can be done to protect a child rooted in nature and how do we make visual a child's right to see nature and what policies are connecting families with nature. so this initiative is now before you. i want to speak
Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
of an affordable housing crisis and a sfleeksz this city. we want to make sure we're doing everything we can. we're looking forward to making sure we can keep resident in this city. we're dramatically changing the population of this city it's almost happening overnight. i have so many people i know movie out of sfr san francisco and many people facing eviction it's in the core central part of the city but it's happening all across san francisco. i have two measure here today. that we hope will prospectively be able to preserve affordable housing and place disincentives open the places in san francisco. we have our planning the president here to describe it. i have two co- sponsor i want to thank. sxhooemz and commissioner antoine and jeremy paul r powell in my office has done a great deal as well as the planning adapt has worked a year open developing the legislation as well. and spent several times in the planning commission to be heard. also in the audience is tom who is part of the ideas behind those two pieces of legislation coming forward today. the first one is an ordinance that demolition
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
up to montgomery street. so all this is bay. all this is bay. all this is bay. do you see these city streets out here? this is a small section of the city. this has all been filled. >> if you look at this map was recently adopted by the state, as their hazhard map. that's what these green areas are. just enormous mission area. >> this is an interesting tid bit. most people don't realize. there was a creek that flowed out of a lake in the mission. the lake was three city blocks large. it was at 17th and valencia. there's a plaque out there. you could sail a boat up the creek that flowed out into the bay into the lake at 7 the and mission and go sailing. it was that big. that land was so valuable because everybody wanted to live east of twin peaks because the weather was better here. warm. they filled in as much land as they probably could. and then they were forceed to building on the other side of twin peaks. where the weather wasn't as nice. >> i live in inner sunset. in 1906. in the big earthquake, that area had dramatic effect. one building settled down into the lake bed. >> the l
Dec 2, 2013 11:30am PST
in our city alone maybe 2 and a half million that don't talk about their health and they have to create things underground and that effects health safety and fiscal safety in our neighborhoods because people have to hide. this has been building up thaits it's not that it just happened. we need to do something about immigration reform it can change the circumstances to bring a lot more people out into the light to have full prarngs in our economy >> the president has said it allowed and clear he believed that our immigration system is broken. he has laid obvious his ideas. he believes we need a strong bored and it's a priority for his administration a fair path to censorship[p to the millions of people who are contributing to our country and need to be here and have a lot to continue to contribute when they come out of the shadows. there are other priorities that he will continue to support and push forward. we want to, you know, look at those employers that are not following the rules. like all in this room there are employers who are not following the rules and it's a priority for our
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
and allows detroit to declare bankruptcy. they are dealing with $20 billion in debt. pensions of city workers could be on the chopping block. >> a new clue in the deadly train crash. a union official says the evening near was nodding off before the train veered off the tracks the metro was traveling 50 miles-per-hour over the speed limit. >> president obama will not let critics kill the affordable care actment thact. the republicans are routing fore rooting for it to fail. >> forensic scientists have concluded that yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned it contradicts an earlier swiss report that found that the palestinian leader was poisoned by radioactive polonium. those are the headlines i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight is coming up next with joie chen. i will be back at 11:00 eastern and 8:00 pacific you can get the latest news at ♪ >> on america tonight. will they turn out the lights? detroit is clear to go forward on bankruptcy. will it be the move that saves the city services. >> we need everything. we need rigs. we need fire trucks right now w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the fa
Dec 8, 2013 7:45pm EST
, or is that in many ways consequential? then if you look at delhi, it is an amazing and -- it is a very odd city in terms of its development. it is engaged in what you might call high modernism, with a city that is growing into the sea and sky with artificial islands and also high-rises. but it is also a city where you have relatively little urban tradition. and the urban tradition that is that they are a state directed and it is an urban tradition where the government deliberately tries to create a sort of parity. so the questions that i have for myself or to what extent does all of this mean, and how blasting as this? is it something that is fleeting and we have countries that have long shape the region. the more i studied this, the more i realized a couple of things. i realized that qatar is a success story. it is not unqualified success, but in many ways it is a success story, and that's where it needs to be told. i also realized that there is a series of developments and factors that have converged at the same time to resolve in what might be called qatar's moment in history and that is wha
Dec 3, 2013 4:30am PST
or leaving foster city. both directions of westbound 92 holding steady about 13 minutes to get you across the span between 880 and 101. 880 we talked about this at the top of the show. there is roadwork this morning in oakland between 23rd and broadway. and then some lanes blocked as well in san leandro. and look at this, a little gusty outside as lawrence said. you can see our camera shaking as you approach the dublin interchange. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >>> investigators in mountain view are trying to figure out what caused a mobile home fire that killed one person. the home at space parkway went up in flames yesterday afternoon. the flames were so intense and dangerous, firefighters couldn't enter. one person was found dead inside. >>> police are looking for a 17- year-old who escaped from a juvenile detention center in san francisco. police say the teen ran off from the facility on woodside avenue between 6:30 and 7:00 yesterday evening. there is no word on how he escaped or why he had been detained. >>> investigators say they are closing in on the suspect
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
. as you know, i convened this task force to plan for the city's future transportation needs. task force included supervisor chiu, supervisor wiener and supervisor avalos and i want to personally thank each of you for the valuable time you spent with that very large group of people who were thinking through all these needs. i also wanted to thank the co-chair, monique zamuda and gate hahaf, the task force identified more than 10 billion dollars in needs for transportation infrastructure and we've identified some funding but it's going to take everyone in this room to make sure we proerl fund and care for our transportation infrastructure that is vital to providing our residents a system they can rely on today and ao into the faou khu, i look forward to working with each and every one of you to make this happen. also, as the holidays approach, i'd like to remind everybody, it is the season of giving and it's time when we highlight organization that is are so important to our fabric of social safety net for our city, the organizations that support our veterans, our homeless and those most
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
and that would go through a public hearing first. er >> can you tell us where else in the city do our meters engage at 7 a.m.? >> i believe it's largely around van ness, soit's the northeast quadrant of the city. >> okay, thank you board of directors adopted 216 approving the notification requirements for new meter installation proposals which establishes new notification standards for operation, local neighborhood and area wide local management programs for installing new parking meter requirements, in the existing resolution with the changes that i made as well and those are the amendments that i have. i do want to thank mr. kis k*en and his staff for their flexibility and this contract. when this was first given to me, i saw it only for believing that we had a contract that was replacing existing meters, the old meters with the holder meters and not realizing, not being told at the time there was going to be an expansion as well, and i'm on the fence about how much we can expand or should expand, certainly if we do expand, we need to have real clear identification with haunts and have a r
Dec 3, 2013 4:30pm PST
're talking about, yes, they may not be in the city and county of san francisco but maybe going down to santa clara county. >> they've been rewarded with that, but there is a responsibility, absolutely, for center plate to do this but we think that the responsibility goes beyond that because these are jobs that unfortunately are very low wage and it's not only center plate that is ignoring the responsibilities we're focusing on, the giants won two world series in four years and our members have not had a wage increase in four years during that entire time which in our view is quite unconscionable. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. casey, next speaker. >> thank you, mr. president. members of the bore, my name is christopher ball, i live at 1011 howard street, i wanted to bring your attention to -- i thought somebody would get that. the bicycle coalition has offered for your perusal on the website and i want to -- please note that 50 feet is the probable elevation of the whole impact of greenland melting. we can fix this, we know how much coal, oil and gas is burnt and so how much c02
Dec 8, 2013 3:30am PST
, the only material written communications we have a contract with the city to engage us and at the conclusion of the audit, management presents a representation letter that says we provided you the books and records and told you about any contracts significant to the financial statements and made this available to us and have told us about any non-compliance with laws, rules and regulations, et cetera. with that, that is my report. as we said, we conducted a successful, clean audit. and any questions that you may have on our process, findings, et cetera? >> thank you very much, miss rose, appreciate it. this is not an action item, this is informational, is that right? >> yes. >> thank you very much. >> great work. >> item 16, discussion and vote as to whether to conduct a closed session. >> motion. >> second. >> all those in favor, signify by saying aye? >> aye. >> director lee has to leave with director heinicke and lee opposed, the board also discussed labor negotiation, but took no action and no discussion of anticipated litigation. directors it would be app
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
are following this hour: the motor city is bankrupt. detroit once the nation's fourth largest city can begin to shed its $20 billion debt. it could mean cutting the pensions of thousands of retired city workers. >> the engineer in control of the train was nodding off shortly before the train lost control in new york. the federal agencies investigating the crash removed the rail union from the investigation saying there was a breach in confidentiality. >> vice president joe biden is on a week-long trip to asia to ease tensions. the plane arrived in china and plans to bring up the island controversy in beijing. while in japan he voiced support. >> the president is defending the health care website. t the white house will campaign for the site. the deadline is 23rd december to register register: you can get the latest online with need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. w
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am PST
a city in the way home i group chairman terry cloth and said he was especially impressed by hokies technological applications related to carbon nanotubes. tara called the ten detainees priceline paste as a gift ever to send it as pushes for a peaceful cross strait relationship art and also present is and the tree of good and secretary want to bleach and prosperity in electronic business there. but the recliner and any that aren't too close a collaboration with crippling have one entire night. if you care. carrick was said that he had to cut the crust retreat cooperation but held that this transformation and a structural transformation of economy of both sides straits exchange foundation cam and ingles said. o so we stayed at his hands at taiwan and china which together to establish international standards in france the tenth inning diluted eight day visit to taiwan and that taiwan can repair it. this was his first visit to taiwan the association of the nation i was really scared him and said he hoped to get the time i get near future. former premier yossi claim emerged as the victi
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
by the annenberg/cpb project this is siena, a wonderfully preserved medieval city in central italy. at its heyday around 1300, it was one of the most civilized and prosperous places in europe. siena and other italian city-states can stand as a new beginning in our story of western art. hitherto, the old medieval world view had, put simply, divided the classes of society into the aristocracy at the top, the church, and the laboring peasantry at the bottom. in places like this, we see for the first time a new class, conscious of its own identity-- the merchants. these cities were no longer controlled by feudal lords. they were republics. here in siena, several thousand citizens were eligible for election to the governing bodies which met down there in the palazzo publica. and in the palazzo, there is a fresco painted in the 1340s which encapsulates their faith in the secular arts of government, in the moderating power of reason in human society. it's called the effects of good government. this marvous fresco, painted by ambrogio lorenzetti, was the first panoramic landscape on this scale in western
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